The British Royal family went volcanic after topless photos of Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge and husband of Prince William, were released by French magazine Closer and put on the newsstands for the world to devour. The fact that it happened in such proximity in time to Prince Harry’s naked romp through the palatial hotel room at the Wynn in Las Vegas, makes this almost unbearable. The palace has unleashed the legal bloodhounds of Cut, Throat & Associates on the magazine, causing the publication to tuck its tale and backtrack by reportedly taking down the photos.

But removing the photos from their website is like trying to calm a tornado. The immense damage has already been done.

If it’s any consolation, Middleton is not the first, and probably won’t be the last, powerful and/or internationally famous woman to have her privacy violated in such an embarrassing manner.

We take a look at Kate Middleton and other regal women caught naked or in compromising positions by the paparazzi. 

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